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Reporters' Notebook: June 22, 2018

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to actress Meryl Streep, born on this date in 1949, “You can’t get spoiled if you do your own ironing.”

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ALL TUNED UP – St. Louis Church, Main and Edward streets, will host a rededication recital at 3 p.m. Sunday to celebrate the installation of a new keyboard console for its historic Kimball pipe organ. The program will pay tribute to William Kurzdorfer, the church’s former organist and longtime curator of the organ. A reception follows.

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CUBA LIBRE – A 2017 documentary film, “Dare to Dream,” about the world’s largest medical school in Havana, Cuba, will be screened at 4 p.m. Sunday in Hallwalls, 341 Delaware Ave., in a program sponsored by the Latin American Solidarity Committee of the Western New York Peace Center. Admission is free. A discussion will follow, led by longtime Cuba proponent Cheryl LaBash from Michigan.

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DRUMSTICK BEAT – The Ladies Sodality of St. Mother Teresa Parish will host a Krolick’s chicken barbecue and theme basket auction from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday in the St. James School Hall, 496 Terrace Blvd., Depew. Chicken dinners are $11. Children’s mac and cheese dinners are $3. For info, call 683-2746. Music from Cock Robin will follow in the beer and wine tent from 6 to 10 p.m.

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OUT AND ABOUT – LGBTQ Buffalonians will picnic with pride as they hold the first Buffalo Queer-B-Que from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday in LaSalle Park. Participation is free. Grills will be provided. Picnickers are invited to bring food and beverages to share, art supplies and musical instruments.

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PLAN AHEAD – Licensed real estate brokers Anne Kader and Sally Ball Conover, members of the Olear Team at MJ Peterson, will take part in an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Francis Park, 5229 South Park Ave., Hamburg, a new senior living facility with 40 studio apartments.
They will offer selling assistance and tips of how to take the stress out of moving. Tours of St. Francis Park will be available. Refreshments will be served. For more info, call 868-3421 or 830-6366.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Frances “Fritz” Prentiss, Jillian Foit, Nathan Gies, Marshall Davis, Laura Haggerty, Father Jerry Kopec, Luci Buczek, Allison Mueller, ChiChi Hoelscher, David Dzierba, Mira Boyczuk, Alexis Patterson, Pat Johnson, Rick Nowak, Meghan Panepinto, John T. Flynn, Brian Gwitt, Jack Kolbmann and Vincent Hornberger Jr.

AND SATURDAY – Dan Hocoy, Lillian Ungerleider, Larry Playfair, Steve Watson, Adam Yellen, Barry Lillis, Rodney Chamberlain, Sandi England, Eleanor Pastwik, Julianna Riley, Sister Therese Marie Kodz, Christopher Martinez, Ruth Haungs, David Dzierba, Billy Hill, Tom Scime, Joe Lettieri, Caitlin Moriarty, Jacqueline Schintzius Crane, John Schuhmacher, Mark Crehan Jr., Sean O’Connor, Conor Nowak, Jennifer Lee Pirritano, Michael Goodman, Lauren Rhodes, Andrew Nietopski, Aubrie LeBaron, Jim Lichon and Michael Golden.

AND SUNDAY – Erica Sikorski , Sharon Ruth Schwedt, Lourdes Iglesias, Meg Klamp, Michael Faust, Marcia A. Giambrone, Emile McGee, Marc McCabe, Peg McCarthy, Susan Koenig, Paul Bellet III, Rob Hassett, Andrew Simonson, Eleanor Kraft, Carol Ottaway, Gabriel Ferratella, Pam Straitiff, Esther Herle, Kyle Pawlowski, Rob Balon, Tom Bartus, Barry Ping, Michael Kelleher, Cynthia L. Donovan, Deanna Sciole, Carolyn Swagler, Kenzie Hauser and Jim Koch.

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